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Re: MS170? Really?
« Reply #40 on: April 17, 2019, 05:42:46 PM »
This MS170 thing went to the back burner for a while, since it wasn't a necessity.  Today I stopped by the dealer to pick one up finally, and there seems to be a promotion going on.  I don't know if it's all of Stihl (doubt that), but I got $20 off a $180 saw, so that was a nice surprise.  Normally I would go to buy something the week after the promotion ended, so this was unusual.  Too busy with other stuff this afternoon to take it for a test drive, but I did put gas and oil in it and started it up for a minute.

Sure is a cute little thing and it is light as a feather.  There's lots of little cleanup and pruning jobs around the place to break it in.  It'll be kinda nice to have a little saw for little jobs.  I'll see how it does over time, but everybody seems to have good luck with these 170's.

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« Reply #41 on: April 17, 2019, 05:53:37 PM »
I just saw a $20 off ad for the 170 on the tv.
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« Reply #42 on: April 17, 2019, 06:01:22 PM »
I must not be watching the right shows. Only thing Ive seen is that I can save a lot of money on auto insurance.

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« Reply #43 on: April 17, 2019, 11:38:16 PM »
This week is "Stihl deal days", they have several 'deals' going. And yes, I love this little saw.
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« Reply #44 on: April 18, 2019, 05:48:28 AM »
I need to replace my small saw. Just might go check out a MS170.
Those small saws are nice.
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Re: MS170? Really?
« Reply #45 on: April 19, 2019, 08:26:19 AM »
I recently bought a Stihl MS362C for my "big" sawmill limbing/bucking saw but....



the MS170 is by far, the lightest/handiest little trim saw.  Bought it on sale last year; saw, extra chain, pack of premium oil, file, & taxes, out the door for $200.  Used it yesterday.
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« Reply #46 on: April 19, 2019, 01:35:17 PM »
At a Farm & Fleet Store in Northern Wisconsin yesterday the ms 170 was $159.00 sitting on the Shelf.

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« Reply #47 on: April 28, 2019, 01:45:12 PM »
Just to close the loop on this . . .   (except for 10 year durability report - in 2029).

Been through a couple tanks o' gas  doing little spring cleanup chores with new 170.  Does a great job and performs better than expected.  Just like everybody said it would.  I was a little concerned about the chain that comes on it, but the chain cuts just fine, especially considering it's a green chain.  I tried some bore cuts and rip cuts with it today and it even does fine on those.

Light and handy.  Up until now, my aging 026 was my "little" saw, but it started getting heavy on me the last couple years for some reason.  


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Re: MS170? Really?
« Reply #48 on: April 28, 2019, 05:39:12 PM »
Yup, it is crazy how handy it is.  8)
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